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Adelaide Intl (ADL):
Location: 
7 km/4 Miles SW of the City centre.
Terminal Layout: The new terminal is now open and is used for all passenger flights at the airport.
Airport Map:
Click here.
Driving Directions: Follow Sir Donald Bradman Drive from the city centre. Note: Airport signange in this city is poor, and it can be hard to find your way to the airport by relying solely on road signs.
By Taxi: There are 3 taxi ranks at the airport, and all taxis are metered. To the city centre ~A$20/15-20 mins. Adelaide Independent Taxis 13 22 11 & Yellow Cabs 13 22 27.


By Limo:
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By Skylink Bus: Skylink Airport Shuttle to the city:
Operates a service from the airport via Keswick railway station/Adelaide Parklands Terminal to the city. Contact: Tel +61 (08) 8413 6196 or (08) 8332 0528, 1300 383 783 or see www.skylinkadelaide.com. Operated by Sealink Travel Group.
Route: Airport Terminal - Keswick Railway Station/Adelaide Parklands Terminal - Rydges South Park Motor Inn - Corner of King William St & South Terrace - Hotel 208 - Chifley - Corner of Gilles & Hutt St - Corner of Angas & Hutt St - Windsor Regent Apartments - Corner of Carrington & Queen St - Hilton Intl Hotel - Central Bus Station (Franklin St) - Chancellor Hotel - Mansions Apartments - Stamford Plaza Hotel - Holiday Inn on Hindley - Mercure Grosvenor/Radisson Playford Hotels - The Embassy/Ramada Hotel - Quality Rockford - Riviera (N Terrace) - Saville Park Suites - Director's Studios (Gouger St/West Terrace) - Keswick Railway Station - Airport Terminal. For full details see www.skylinkadelaide.com.au/timetable.htm.
From the Airport: Daily: Buses leave from the far left end (west) of the arrivals level at 0620, 0720, 0750, 0820, 0915, 0945, 1045, 1115, 1215, 1245, 1345, 1445, 1515, 1615, 1645, 1745, 1845, 1945 & 2045. No service Christmas Day. Bookings not needed when travelling from the airport.
From the Central Bus Station: Daily: Buses leave the Central Bus station heading for Keswick railway station and the airport at 0550, 0650, 0720, 0750, 0830, 0900, 1000, 1030, 1100, 1130, 1200, 1230, 1300, 1400, 1430, 1530, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1915, 2015 & 2115. No service Christmas Day. Bookings not needed when travelling from the central bus station.
From Keswick Railway Station to the airport: Daily: Buses leave at 0605, 0705, 0735, 0805, 0845, 0915, 1015, 1045, 1115, 1145, 1215, 1245, 1315, 1415, 1445, 1545, 1615, 1715, 1815, 1930, 2030 & 2130. No service Christmas Day. Bookings not needed for buses coinciding withthe arrival and departure of scheduled interstate trains. Telephone bookings are required at all other times.
Cost: Airport to City Centre: Adults & children One way $13.
Transfer Times: From the airport to Keswick Station 10-15 mins, Central Bus Station 35 mins.
Note: Passengers must be waiting outside designated pick up points 3 mins before departure time. Traffic congestion during peak periods can cause delay on some services. Skylink Airport Shuttle serves Keswick Rail Terminal for the arrival and departure of scheduled interstate trains. Telephone bookings are required at all other times. All Stops except the Airport, Stamford Plaza Hotel & the Central Bus Station require a telephone booking beforehand.

By Local Bus:
JetBus Service Routes J1 & J2 to Northern Suburbs, City centre & Glenelg: Runs from Glenelg, through the airport, to the city centre and on to the NE suburbs & Elizabeth. Contact: Tel (08) 8210 1000.
Route: Glenelg (Moseley St, High St) - Jetty Rd - Gordon St - Adelphi Terrace - Patawalonga Frontage - Military Rd - West Beach Rd - Harbour Town Shopping Centre - Sir Donald Bradman Drive - Airport Terminal Upper Level (stop 10) - Sir Donald Bradman Drive - South Rd - Henley Beach Rd - Grenfell St (City Centre) - North Terrace (City Centre) - Park Terrace/Hackney Rd - Adelaide O-Bahn - Klemzig Station - Paradise Interchange - Golden Grove Village. Route splits here, running to either: Salisbvury Heights - Elizabeth Interchange or: Golden Grove Rd - Hammersmith Place.
From the Airport: Buses leave the airport (bus stop 10 upper level) heading North & East towards the Northern Suburbs Mon-Fri: at 0523, 0553, 0623, 0650 then every 7-22 mins until 1915, then every 30 mins until 2315. Weekends & Public Holidays: at 0523 then every 15-30 mins until 2310.
Buses leave the airport (bus stop 10 upper level) heading South & West towards Glenelg Mon-Fri: 0511, 0541, 0611, 0642 then every 7-22 mins until 1915, 1938, then every 30 mins until 2338. Weekends & Public Holidays: at 0513 then every 15-30 mins until 2338.
From the City: Buses leave from bus stop F2 on Grenfell St heading for the airport daily at 0455, 0523, 0553, 0623, then every 7-17 mins until 1853, then every 25-45 mins until 2315.
From the Nothern Suburbs: From Elizabeth Interchange: Mon-Fri: 0455, then every 13-32 mins until 1827. Weekends & Public Holidays: Every hour 0540-1640 & 1757. From Golden Grove Rd: Mon-Fri: 0545, then every 15-30 mins until 1415. Weekends & Public Holidays: Buses leaveGolden Grove Village at 0600 then every 30 mins until 1730, 1817, then every 30 mins until 2247.
From Glenelg: Buses leave Glenelg Interchange (Moseley St) heading North towards the Airport & Northern Suburbs Mon-Fri: at 0625, 0708, then every ~30 mins until 1813, 1918 then every hour until 2218. Weekends & Public Holidays: at 0643 then every ~hour until 2308.
Transfer Times: To the city centre 20-30 mins. To Golden Grove Village 60 mins, To Elizabeth ~80 mins. To Glenelg ~25 mins. Cost: $2. Pay the driver.
JetBus Service Route J7 to West lakes & Flinders University: Runs Mon-Fri only from West Lakes Mall, through the airport, to Marion Shopping Centre & Flinders University. However, in the afternoon, buses terminate at Marion Shopping Centre. Contact: Tel (08) 8210 1000.
Route: West lakes Shopping Centre - West Lakes Blvd - Tapleys Hill Rd - Morley Rd - West Lakes Blvd - Albert Park Train Station - Port Rd - Woodville Rd - Queen Elizabeth Hospital - Findon Rd - Rowells Rd - Henley Beach Rd - Airport Rd - Airport Terminal Upper Level (stop 10) - Sir Donald Bradman Dr - Marion Rd - Mooringe Ave - Morphett Rd (stops at tram line for connections to Glenelg & Adelaide City centre) - Marion Shopping Centre - Sturt Rd - Flinders Medical Centre - Flinders Drive - Flinders University.
From the Airport: Buses leave the airport heading North towards West Lakes Mon-Fri only at 0751, then every hour 0857-1857.
Buses leave the airport heading South towards Marion & Flinders Uni Mon-Fri only every hour or so 0704-1813.
From West Lakes: Buses leave West Lakes Shopping center heading for the airport and Flinders Uni Mon-Fri only at 0632, then every hour or so until 1740.
From Flinders Uni & Marion: Buses leave Flinders University heading towards the airport & West Lakes Mon-Fri only every hour 0915-1815. Buses leave Marion Shopping Centre heading towards the airport & West Lakes Mon-Fri only at 0822, then every 0828-1828.
Transfer Times: To West lakes ~30 mins, Marion Shopping Centre ~30 mins & Flinders Uni ~45 mins. Cost: $2. Pay the driver.

By Shuttle Bus:
Adelaide Airport Flyer: Runs door to door services to 3 different areas. For information and schedules call 1300 856 444. Shuttles depart from the far left end of the arrivals level of the terminal building. Cost: From $39.
South Coast: Serves Victor Harbor, Goolwa, McLaren Vale, Aldinga, Willunga, Seaford, Morphett Vale, Moana, Noarlunga and nearby areas.
Barossa & North: Tanunda, Angaston, Nurioopta, Gawler, Elizabeth, Craigmore, Salisbury, Paralowie, Mawson Lakes and nearby areas.
Adelaide Hills & Murray Bridge: Hahndorf, Bridgewater, Mt Barker, Woodside, Nairne, Murray Bridge and nearby areas.
Resort Hoppa.com: runs shuttle vans and private cars from this airport to Adelaide city and Murray Bridge. Click here to make a reservation.

By Train: No train station at the airport itself, but see bus section (above) for services to Keswick Railway station. There are 2 main train stations in Adelaide: Keswick (also known as Adelaide Parklands Terminal, 1 km from the city centre, is for long distance trains to Sydney, Melbourne etc & the Ghan Train. The main Adelaide Railway station is in the city centre (North Terrace), but is only for local trains.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Budget +61 (0)8 8234 4900, Hertz +61 (0)8 8234 4566, EUROPCAR, Thrifty 8234 4554 & AVIS 8234 4558 have desks in the terminal. The rental cars are located on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park opposite the terminal. National & Acacia also claim to be represented there, but on my last visit I could see no evidence.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Car Parking:
General: A new multi-storey car park has now been built opposite the terminal, and connected by a bridge to the upper level of the terminal. Short term parking is in this new car park.
Short Term: Up to 1 hour $6, 2 hrs $12, 3 hrs $17, 4 hrs $21, 5 hrs $23, 6 hrs $25, 7 hrs $27, 8 hrs $29, 9 hrs $31, 9-24 hrs $33. 2 days $65. 3 days $95. Each extra day $30.
Long Term: Within walking distance (less than 10 mins), but a free shuttle is also provided every 20 mins 0440-2320. Shuttle leaves ~every 15 mins from the western end of the departures (upper) level. $55 per day for the first 4 days, $70 for the first week, then $10 per day after that. Tel 8308 9379.
Airport Security Parking: Park your car with us to keep it safe while you are away. We will assist with your luggage and transfer you promptly in our courtesy vehicle directly to the terminal doors. On your return we will collect you from the terminal and bring you back to your vehicle. Call 8351 7033.

Bagagge Storage: Left Luggage $6 per day, $10 overnight.
Airport Hotels: There are no hotels at the airport, but the relatively basic Adelaide Airport Motel, Tel (08) 8234 4000, is across the road from the terminal on Sir Donald Bradman Drive. They provide a courtesy shuttle van for guests.
Currency Services: ATMs/Cash Machines in arrivals.
Airport Website: www.aal.com.au.
Airport Tel No: +61 (08) 8308 9211.
Updated Sep13 www. Last Visit Nov12.  [back].[top]

Adelaide - Parafield (YPPF):
Location: 16 km/10 miles N of the city CBD.
By Taxi: To the CBD 20-30 mins. Call 131 008.
By Bus: A short walk (1.5 km/1 mile) West via the Airport Northern perimeter Rd to catch #224 bus to the CBD.
By Train: 
Parafield station is 1 km West of the airport, reached by the Northern Perimeter Rd. Walk or taxi. Train runs to Central Adelaide.
Notes: This airport is for general aviation only and has no airline flights.
Updated Aug06.
 Visited Airport  [back].[top]



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